Kleif Farm

  • Location: Countryside
    Inside The Volcano: 60 km (50 mins by car)
    Reykjavík city: 45 km (40 mins by car)
    Thingvellir National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site: 42 km (40 mins by car)
    Glymur the highest waterfall of Iceland: 30 km (20 mins by car)
  • Keflavik Airport (KEF): 90km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Kleif Farm

How would you describe Kleif Farm in a nutshell?

Kleif Farm is a hideaway that’s immersed in nature while still being close to the city of Reykjavik. Kleif means “the mountain pass”, with the property surrounded by rugged peaks and hills.

What was the inspiration and story behind Kleif Farm?

The farm belongs to my parents, so I was born and raised here before moving to Reykjavik. We still have our summerhouse on the property and when my parents quit using the main farmhouse a couple of years ago, we decided to create a project on the side. It was partly so we could stay there as much as possible and partly so we could meet travellers from around the world and introduce them to an authentic side of Iceland.

The old farmhouse was completely rebuilt with the help of architects and we tried to use natural materials, such as wood and terracotta as much as possible. We wanted to keep the interior design simple, with a really warm and cosy aesthetic. All of the spaces have been tastefully decorated in a modern, yet rustic style that reflects Icelandic traditions.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Kleif Farm?

It’s a place where you can come to breathe the fresh air and soak up the mountain views. There’s a huge, panoramic window in the open-plan living area that looks out across the valley, so it’s like being out in nature while having a luxurious base to relax.

To you personally, what is so special about the farmhouse?

It provides an opportunity for family and friends to connect in a place that’s surrounded by nature — the farmland with its mountains, horses and sheep are right outside your front door. It’s a beautiful hideaway to escape and relax in while still being very close to many of Iceland’s popular tourist destinations.

Is Kleif Farm suitable for children?

Yes, it’s perfect for children and there are no immediate dangers around.

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Kleif Farm in winter

Kleif Farm rooms & rates

There are five bedrooms in total – three large suites on the main floor and two smaller rooms on the lower ground – all of which have en-suite bathrooms and high-quality mattresses. They come with a variety of bedding configurations that make the house suitable for an extended family or multiple couples/families travelling together.

Also on the main floor is a huge, open-plan living area with sofas, a dining table and a self-catering kitchen, as well as a covered terrace where you can dine in good weather. We also have a second kitchen where a chef can work separately without disturbing guests. On the basement level is another terrace with a hot tub that offers incredible views across the farm and surrounding valley.

Each of the bedrooms is slightly different. The bed sizes are as follows:
Room 1 - 2x Queen size beds
Room 2 - Double / Twin beds
Room 3 - King size bed
Room 4 - Queen size bed
Room 5 - Single bed. The room is smaller and located in the basement. It can be used as a playroom for children or spare bedroom.

  • Kleif Farm for 10 people / 330 m²
    1710 / night
    • 4 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 5 Shower rooms (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 2 Kitchens
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Rates are on a self-catering basis and include daily maid service. For stays of 3 nights or more, bed linen and towel change, WiFi, bathrobes, hairdryers, soap, shampoo and conditioner are also provided. For smaller groups or last-minute bookings, please contact us for price discounts.
Optional extras
Available on request: Extra change of linen and towels. Private chef, dinner by the owner, breakfast by the owner, guided hikes and mountain bikes.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. A baby cot is available free of charge.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • BBQ area
  • Hair dryer

Our summerhouse is just a couple of minutes away from the main farmhouse, so we are always close by if guests need recommendations or have any concerns. We love to be in contact with guests and introduce them to our resident horses and sheep and are always ready for some hiking in the area. On the property, there’s also a small pond in a beautiful garden where you can go boating with the children.

Daily maid service is provided and linen is changed every three days, although we can arrange to have this done more frequently for a surcharge. We can also provide a house-made breakfast/dinner for guests on request or book a private chef to prepare meals in the evening. There are a variety of activities available in the surrounding region and we’re happy to arrange bookings or local guides.

Things to do in Mosfellsbaer

  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding

The surrounding mountains offer endless hiking opportunities direct from the property and we’re just a short drive (20 minutes) from the highest waterfall in Iceland — Glymur. We’re also close to Thingvellir National Park and if you feel like visiting Reykjavik city, it is less than an hour away. If you want to go mountain biking, kayaking or standup paddleboarding, we can arrange all of those activities nearby, as well as horseback riding and some winter sports.

We find that guests often come with busy schedules to see the entire country in just a few days, then end up wishing they had more time to enjoy the farmhouse and the hot tub. So I’d recommend planning some downtime to just relax at the house and enjoy everything it has to offer.

The location of Kleif Farm

Kleif Farm is located in the southwest part of Iceland, around 35 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik. It offers easy access to the famous Golden Circle route that takes in many of the country’s most famous sights.

En route to Reykjavik is a small town (around 20 minutes’ drive from the farm) where you’ll find supermarkets for food shopping or there’s a small cafe/shop just 5-10 minutes from the property that’s open during the summer. You definitely need a car to get around!

When is the best time to visit Mosfellsbaer?

Summertime is definitely the most popular time to visit Iceland, with the majority of guests coming between May and October. In mid-summer, you experience daylight 24/7, which is quite special, but I particularly like late August and September when you can experience the cosiness of the farmhouse.

Winter is cold but has its charms — Kleif Farm can be an absolute winter wonderland. A good car is always recommended for driving in Icelandic winter conditions.